Tributes paid to cricket club “tour de force”

Tributes paid to cricket club “tour de force”

By Michael Upton | 21/05/2020

Tributes paid to cricket club “tour de force”


A CRICKET club treasurer who has been found dead at her home in a quiet village was described as a “tour de force” by the club chairman.

The body of Annette Kelly (61) was found at her home in the village of Scholes on Friday — three years on from the death of her husband Ian Lewis, the club’s secretary.

Scholes Cricket Club chairman Dave Smith said the couple had been responsible for more than 20 years for the smooth running of the club until Ian’s death, after which Ms Kelly had continued in her role.

Mr Smith said Ms Kelly, who had suffered health problems, was “like a tour de force”, adding: “She did everything — people in the club didn’t have to worry about running it at all. They were a good double act.

“She would produce figures for everything, right down to the last 20p.

“Nothing came before the cricket club. She never gave less than 120 per cent.”

Mr Smith said he was not aware yet of any funeral details but added that the club was due to hold an online meeting this week and would raise a glass in Ms Kelly’s memory.